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Amazing Nike Iron Man Theme MAG Shoe Hit The Net!

Posted by: on Jul 23, 2015 | No Comments

Today on social media I came across  a very cool Nike MAG Iron Man themed shoes similar to the Nike MAG shoes Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) wore in the 1989 Back to the Future 2 film. The shoes were so popular that a limited quantity of 1,500 pairs were auctioned on eBay on September 8, 2011 and proceeds are currently being dedicated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease research. The online sales of the shoe ranged between US$2,300 and US$9,959. To add to the coolness of the Nike MAG shoes, 10 additional pairs, packaged in deluxe presentation boxes, were sold exclusively by Nike at live auctions around the world, for a total of 1,510 pairs.

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Over 15 years later, an online petition that asked for the return of the shoes caught the attention of Tinker Hatfield. With the help of footwear innovator Tiffany Beers, they began to build the Nike MAG from scratch. They worked on the shoes for approximately six years and had to restart about three times. After thousands of hours of work, the shoes were a perfect replica of the 1989 Nike MAG worn by Marty McFly. The shoes feature an electroluminescent out-sole, space age materials, and a rechargeable internal battery good for 3,000 hours. They are the first rechargeable pair of footwear by Nike. Power laces, a prominent feature of the shoe in the film, are not present. (Source Wikipedia)

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Nike has gone on record saying MAG is not meant for heavy activity and should not be worn for recreational purposes. A total of US$4.7 million was raised from the online auctions. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, and his wife Anne Wojcicki agreed to match all donations of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, up to US$50 million through the end of 2011.This brought the total proceeds from the online auctions up to US$9.4 million. A new version featuring self-lacing ability is being developed, and Nike are optimistic about its chances of appearing in 2015. (Source Wikipedia)

I’m not sure where or who designed these cool Iron Man Nike MAG theme shoes but I can definitely speak for all geeks that these shoes are extremely awesome! I searched online for the source for the post but failed to locate a source to credit or link to the person that designed the shoes. The shoes seem to be a high quality render done to perfection. Would you want a pair of IRON MAN NIKE MAG shoes? The only mark of identification I see on the image is a ©GP3D along the tip of the shoe. Nevertheless, these Iron Man Nike MAG design  is super cool!

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